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Summer road trips provide the perfect way to get away from the demands and stresses of everyday life. And no road trip takes you to a more remote part of North America than the Alaska Highway. Indeed, taking a close look at Alaska Highway history uncovers a lot of WW2 milestones that most of us have never heard. At least it certainly did for us!

The Alaska Highway, despite its name, runs for 1187 miles in Canada, and only 200 in Alaska, for a total of 1387 miles. And it was built, not to connect northern Canadian communities, but in response to the threat of a Ja